Chaieb K, Touati A, Salah A, Hassen A, Mahdouani K, Bakhrouf A. DNA fingerprinting of a multi-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci isolated from biomaterials in dialysis services. Arch Med Res. 2006;37:953-60 pubmed
..PFGE analysis showed the presence of 69 restriction profiles clustered in 56 patterns. Profiles of all isolates were generally heterogeneous, suggesting independent circulation with some evidence of cross-transmission. ..
Ben Taheur F, Kouidhi B, Fdhila K, Elabed H, Ben Slama R, Mahdouani K, et al
. Anti-bacterial and anti-biofilm activity of probiotic bacteria against oral pathogens. Microb Pathog. 2016;97:213-20 pubmed publisher
..16%) and S. salivarius B468 (MBIC50 = 42.28%). The selected LAB could be considered as candidate probiotics for further application in functional food and mainly in the prevention of oral diseases. ..
Miladi H, Zmantar T, Chaabouni Y, Fedhila K, Bakhrouf A, Mahdouani K, et al
. Antibacterial and efflux pump inhibitors of thymol and carvacrol against food-borne pathogens. Microb Pathog. 2016;99:95-100 pubmed publisher
..These findings indicate that THY and CAR may serve as potential sources of efflux pump inhibitor in food-borne pathogens. ..
Zmantar T, Ben Slama R, Fdhila K, Kouidhi B, Bakhrouf A, Chaieb K. Modulation of drug resistance and biofilm formation of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from the oral cavity of Tunisian children. Braz J Infect Dis. 2017;21:27-34 pubmed publisher
..LPE may be considered to have resistance-modifying activity. A more detailed investigation is necessary to determine the active compound responsible for therapeutic and disinfectant modulation. ..
Chaieb K, Mahdouani K, Bakhrouf A. Detection of icaA and icaD loci by polymerase chain reaction and biofilm formation by Staphylococcus epidermidis isolated from dialysate and needles in a dialysis unit. J Hosp Infect. 2005;61:225-30 pubmed
..These results show that the ability of S. epidermidis to produce slime is not associated with the presence of icaA and icaD genes. ..
Chaieb K, Hajlaoui H, Zmantar T, Kahla Nakbi A, Rouabhia M, Mahdouani K, et al
. The chemical composition and biological activity of clove essential oil, Eugenia caryophyllata (Syzigium aromaticum L. Myrtaceae): a short review. Phytother Res. 2007;21:501-6 pubmed
Chaieb K, Zmantar T, Souiden Y, Mahdouani K, Bakhrouf A. XTT assay for evaluating the effect of alcohols, hydrogen peroxide and benzalkonium chloride on biofilm formation of Staphylococcus epidermidis. Microb Pathog. 2011;50:1-5 pubmed publisher
..This study suggests that some biocides currently used in hospitals are ineffective against nosocomial pathogens growing in biofilms when used at weak concentration and fail to control this reservoir for hospital-acquired infection. ..
Chaieb K, Kouidhi B, Jrah H, Mahdouani K, Bakhrouf A. Antibacterial activity of Thymoquinone, an active principle of Nigella sativa and its potency to prevent bacterial biofilm formation. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2011;11:29 pubmed publisher
..In the same way, TQ prevented cell adhesion to glass slides surface. The ability of TQ to prevent biofilm formation warrants further investigation to explore its use as bioactive substances with antibiofilm potential. ..